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The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

The Lost Thing (2000)

by Shaun Tan

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this book is about a boy who likes to collect bottle caps. one day he discovers a creature!
  taylortrost | Oct 20, 2015 |
This book is about a little boy who comes across a strange thing but is not quite sure what it is. He figures out that this thing is just plain lost and he has high hopes that he can help him find out where he belongs. He sees an ad in a newspaper for a place full of things that are lost. He takes the lost thing to this place and is sure that he will be happy in this place because it is full of other lost things of many different types.
  laurenmaune | Sep 15, 2015 |
This is a great short book that is brilliantly illustrated with a wonderful story told by the imaginative Shaun Tan. The story touches on themes such as finding one's self and helping others. A potentially life changing book for the reluctant young reader. While amazingly fantastical, the book still manages to tell a story that is very real. ( )
  pbailey1980 | May 8, 2013 |
I really dig Tan's illustrations. His prose in this fell just a bit flat for me, but it hardly matters as there is just so much to look at. Odd and quirky beings peer out of every corner. This would be delightful to read with a young, sharp-eyed person on one's lap. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
Wow. ( )
  akmargie | Apr 4, 2013 |
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A boy discovers a bizarre-looking creature while out collecting bottle-tops at a beach. Having guessed that it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but the problem is met with indifference by everyone else, who barely notices its presence. Each is unhelpful in their own way; strangers, friends, parents are all unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to day-to-day life. In spite of his better judgement, the boy feels sorry for this hapless creature, and attempts to find out where it belongs.

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Summary: A kid finds a lost 'thing' on the beach where he's scavenging for his bottle top collection. The thing is a large, freakish creature but no one except the kid really notices it, it's simply not part of their familiar day-to-day reality.

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